All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
Who were the very first people who helped solidify your identity? The people who really influenced the way you see yourself and how you interact with the world? For most of us, that’s the role of our families. But in this episode of Sidedoor, we hear from a writer whose childhood experiences with a family member—her grandmother—make a strong case for why family members aren't always the best identity-shapers.